In the world of professional wrestling, stories of brotherhood and camaraderie often remain hidden behind the glitter and glamour of the squared circle. One such enduring friendship is that of The Undertaker, whose real name is Mark Calaway, and WWE Hall of Famer Charles ‘The Godfather’ Wright. This dynamic duo’s friendship has transcended three decades and offers an authentic and heartwarming glimpse into the human side of these iconic WWE figures.
Mark Calaway’s storied career as The Undertaker has spanned over 30 years, etching his name into the annals of wrestling history. Many WWE stars, past and present, have their own tales to tell about their experiences with the enigmatic Deadman. However, perhaps one of the most enduring and least-known friendships in the industry is the one he shares with Charles Wright, known to fans as The Godfather.
In a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Charles Wright opened up about the unique bond he shares with The Undertaker, shedding light on the profound influence they’ve had on each other’s lives. Wright revealed, “Our relationship now, it’s always been, we’re not wrestling bros. I mean, we’re brothers, man. I love that dude, and we met each other in ’87, and I had a lot to do with changing the way he is for the better, and we just became bros, man.”
The deep and abiding friendship between The Godfather and The Undertaker extends far beyond the confines of the wrestling world. They share a brotherly love that defies the norm of professional wrestling relationships. They met back in 1987, and over the years, they’ve been instrumental in each other’s personal growth, evolving as individuals.
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Surprisingly, Wright shared that their conversations rarely touch on wrestling. Instead, their discussions revolve around more personal aspects of their lives. He continued, “To this day, very seldom do we ever talk wrestling. We talk about our kids. We talk about guns. We talk about motorcycles. We talk about life. But the whole time that I’ve known him, unless it was something very serious that just happened, we’d never talk wrestling. Even to this day, we don’t talk wrestling.”
Their unique bond goes beyond shared interests and transcends the borders of professional wrestling. Wright, affectionately known as The Godfather, shared stories of their adventures, illustrating the deep and meaningful experiences they’ve had together. Wright discussed how he introduced The Undertaker to country music and Jack Daniels during their time together. He revealed that he was the one who taught The Deadman how to ride a Harley Davidson motorbike, a skill that has become synonymous with the wrestling icon.
One particularly memorable moment was when Wright and The Undertaker were together when The Deadman got his first tattoo in Las Vegas. These stories, rarely heard before, underscore the multifaceted personalities of these WWE legends and the significance of their friendship.
In a world often focused on rivalry and competition, the tale of The Undertaker and The Godfather offers a refreshing and heartwarming reminder that, behind the personas and the grandeur, these legendary figures are, above all, human.